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System File Checker unable to fix corrupt files

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    System File Checker unable to fix corrupt files


    My system (win 8.1) is pretty stable but the search function has been spotty.
    Troubleshooter reported..."Windows search service not running -- not fixed"...

    thus I ran sfc /scannow....which reported:

    "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
    For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
    Note that logging is currently not supported in offline servicing scenarios."

    Should I refresh 8.1 or leave well enough alone?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,080
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Did you check which folders have indexing enabled? It could be that some folders are indexed and some not. I disable indexing (the Windows Search Service) because it tends to take over the HD while it is indexing. I use the free search Everything Search. Note that it only works on NTFS partitions:
    Everything Search Engine

    If you just care about fixing the issue I would try running sfc /scannow two or three more times.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    search seems to be working well enough now, but thanks for the heads up... Everything Search Engine
    gonna give it a try.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,080
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Bill27sv View Post
    search seems to be working well enough now, but thanks for the heads up... Everything Search Engine
    gonna give it a try.
    You are most welcome. Everything is very popular with NTFS users. Another NTFS only search with very fast file contents search is
    UltraSearch
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